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Winnipeg Jets trade Mason, Armia & picks to Montreal

Jets complete a move to free up some cap space.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Little Saturday morning trade by the Jets.  Appears the team has freed up some cap space by making this move.

Goalie Steve Mason, forward Joel Armia, a 7th-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft & a 4th-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft for defenceman Simon Bourque.

Bourque was a 6th round draft pick of Montreal in 2015.  He played 46 games for Laval this past season (his first as a pro) and finished with three assists.  He’s under contract for two more years.

While we were just about to go on air on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show when the trade broke (fortunate timing for us) here are some initial reactions from the local scribes:

Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press – Jets clear cap space by trading Mason, Armia.

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun – Jets clear cap space in deal with Habs.

Murat Ates of the Athletic – Has the creative Steve Mason/Joel Armia trade cleared enough space for Winnipeg to re-sign Paul Stastny?

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